7 year old having behavior problems... what to do?

Erin - posted on 09/06/2015 ( no moms have responded yet )




My 7 year old son has gotten to the point to where he lies to us for no reason, even if we are watching him do something. He also doesn't do what he is told to do anymore. I'm about to lose my mind. I have tried everything to help fix the problem and nothing seems to help. We have sat down and talked about why is is misbehaving and lying to us even though he knows he isn't supposed to be acting like that and all he says is because he wants to and its fun. We have tried time outs and got nothing. We have tried spanking, he laughs and smiles. We have tried standing him in the corner, same effects as time out. We have taken away video games and his favorite toys, he still is acting out because he wants to. He says he doesn't like to be in trouble but he still chooses to make choices to get himself in trouble. He has even recently told me that he doesn't care that he isn't doing what he is supposed to. I am out of ideas and nearly out of patience. Anyone have a similar situation or ideas on what else I could try? We can't be the only ones having this much trouble, right?

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